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Man drives SUV through mall

Warning: While no one appears to be injured, the last part of the video does show the suspect resisting arrest and getting subdued by the police with pepper spray and a baton. Viewer discretion is advised. [more]

Daylight "Saving" Time...What Does It Save, Anyway?

I've always liked long summer evenings, so I look forward to springing forward with daylight saving time every year. [more]

Does it pay to be a jerk?

Ann Coulter recently managed to remind us that she's still around by saying yet another stupid thing. Now, I'm not going to defend or attack Coulter. [more]

iPhone - More features unveiled

I know we've had a lot of chit-chat back and forth over the past month about the iPhone. Well, it looks like those boffins are giving you even more value for money. I particularly like the sideburns. [more]

25 tips from the frugally insane.

You know, saving money is a serious business. Sometimes, too serious. So now and then I like to inject a little fun into the proceedings. Back when I was a little younger, I would ocassionally glance at the magazines my mom would read. [more]

Celebrating Year of the Pig with life-threatening fireworks

This Sunday (2/18) is the Chinese New Year. What better way to celebrate than with some amazing displays of Chinese ingenuity and life-threatening fireworks? [more]

Weird Things You Didn't Know About Valentine's Day

What's the real story behind Valentine's Day? Here are the weird things you didn't know about this expensive holiday.

The Inanity of my Humanity (and why I choose to share it on Wisebread)

What do David Beckham and grump callers from The Chronicle have in common? Teaching us to live life frugally, of course.

Sayulita, baby!

The products of a frugal honeymoon, or proof that frugality doesn't have to be boring... [more]

5 people you never heard of who rocked your world

The Alchemists explores fives people who single-handedly created the biggest corporate slogans to shape the "Me" Generation.

Jar of Nothing: the perfect present for the picky prick in your life

The next time someone says they want "Nothing" for a gift, we've got the perfect solution — enter the Jar of Nothing!

How to flush $299 down the toilet (and fish it out again)

Of all the things to flush your money down the drain on — a double-whammy toilet aquarium combo is pretty high on the list.

Can't afford a plasma tv? Be creative!

A little home demo turns a classic box-style TV into a makeshift flatscreen. Get out the sledgehammer!

FBI Considered "It's A Wonderful Life" Communist Propaganda

I love It's a Wonderful Life, but in 1947, the FBI considered this movie Communist propaganda. Let's get to the bottom of this.

YOU are Time's Person of the Year

TIME Magazine awards the Person of the Year title to the most influential and inspirational people in the world. The 2006 recipient is — you!